With everything being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, people who are in self-isolation have been a little starved for new content. In an attempt to lift people’s spirits, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane decided to record a podcast episode featuring the voices of Brian and Stewie, and the result is… funny but a little weird to be honest.
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As a treat to fans stuck in coronavirus quarantine, Seth MacFarlane surprised everyone by sharing a four-ish minute podcast episode starring two of his most popular Family Guy voices. Now it makes sense on paper to get Brian and Stewie to do a podcast together given how they’re the best duo on Family Guy and listening to them banter remains one of the few things that’s still watchable on the show.
In practice, it feels a bit different compared to the show – though no necessarily in a bad way.
The actual content of the podcast is pretty funny as Brian and Stewie’s banter, their riffs on the coronavirus pandemic, and their dig at Gal Gadot’s tone-deaf ‘Imagine’ cover are all quality. But when other Family Guy characters like Peter and Quagmire start appearing on, it starts to get a little weird (though still funny).
Since Seth MacFarlane provides the voice for all these Family Guy characters, that means he literally sat in a recording booth and talked to himself in different voices for ages. It’s one thing to see these characters interacting on TV, but listening to
Seth talking to himself them on a podcast is a bit surreal and a strange thought to process.
But hey, I’m definitely overthinking this as Seth’s goofy podcast episode is a fun way to keep people’s spirits up during these tough times while doubling as a PSA for the coronvirus COVID-19. Plus it’s all just entertainment at the end of the day and we could definitely use some right now.
Here’s hoping Seth MacFarlane records more Brian and Stewie podcasts and not ruin his voice too much. I’ll get over the whole “Seth talking to himself in weird voices for hours on end” after another episode or two.
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